By Dave PanskeSEYMOUR, Wis. (May 3) – Mike Wedelstadt pulled away from the pack en route to Budweiser IMCA Modified career win number 110 Sunday at Seymour Speedway.Jerry Wilinski had taken charge and set the pace for the first six laps before Wedelstadt powered by on the outside. A pair of cautions on lap eight bunched the field but Wedelstadt stayed in control and pulled away from the second place battle to collect his first feature win of the season.Wilinski, Jamie Schmidt, Mark Joski and Chad Bartel ran together in a tight battle for the runner-up spot, which Joski was able to secure at the finish.Mike Schmidt ran the inside line to perfection and collected his first career Seymour Coors Light IMCA Stock Car win. Rod Snellenberger made a hard run over the final two laps for second.Lucas Lamberies also made the most of the inside groove and won the O’Reilly Auto Parts IMCA Northern SportMod headliner. Second was J.J. Anderson.
Stay up to date with the Artesians by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook. Facebook6Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansThe Oly Town Artesians will unveil brand new kits at Well 80 Brewhouse on Saturday and then take on the Lacey Pocket Gophers in a free preseason friendly Thurston County Derby match on Sunday during the 2019 Artesians Kickoff Weekend coming up this weekend, April 13 and 14.Join the Artesians on Saturday at noon in Downtown Olympia at Well 80 Brewhouse to kick off the 2019 season with the unveiling of their new jerseys and announcements about a new chapter for Oly Town FC. Fans will have the opportunity to meet Artesians players, win prizes, purchase merchandise, get a discount on the new Well Heads membership program, drink Well 80 beer for 25% off, and then stick around for a Seattle Sounders watch party afterwards.Fresh off the kit unveiling and kick off party, the preseason schedule continues Sunday when the Artesians host the Western Washington Premier League’s Lacey Pocket Gophers in a friendly Thurston County Derby match. First kick at Black Hills High School is set for 2:00 PM. Admission is free, and gates open at 1:00. Cinco De Mayo Raspados, Fruit & More will be on hand with a variety of concessions and there will be games and prizes throughout the game.The Artesians’ Evergreen Premier League season opens on Saturday, May 4th when they face the Seattle Stars. First kick at Black Hills High School against the defending EPLWA runners-up is at 6:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now and are just $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, military and kids 5-12 years-old. Purchase your tickets now for this and all Artesians’ regular season games by visiting www.olytownfc.com/tickets.ABOUT THE OLY TOWN ARTESIANS: Founded in 2014, “Olympia’s Soccer Club” features top talent from Thurston County high schools and colleges and is entering their third season in Washington’s elite men’s semi-professional league, the Evergreen Premier League. Alumni includes current Detroit City FC midfielder Willie Spurr and Oregon State goalkeeper Evan Munn. The Artesians also compete in the Western Indoor Soccer League during the winter.
By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily There are major challenges facing the 2011 Senior Games before it comes to the West Kootenay region, but they are challenges that could see the region prosper, says the president of the Games committee. Pat Metge said with the Waneta Dam expansion project in Trail, all of the construction projects in Castlegar and the stream of tourists that are regularly coming into Nelson, the Games next August will be hard pressed to accommodate 3,500 athletes. The region is going to be very busy, he said, and people coming to the Games are going to go beyond the accommodations of the three cities. “Accommodations up in the Slocan Valley, Nakusp way, there is a great opportunity here. These people will be in our communities for over four days,” he said. “The economic spin-off is great for our area.” The Games does not provide accommodations, food or transportation to the events, said Games vice president Keith Smythe. It will be the largest event the West Kootenay has seen, he said, with 28 events being split between three cities of Nelson, Trail and Castlegar. With a headquarters now being set up in Castlegar, the Games committee has to raise $50,000 in corporate sponsorship to go with the core grant of $85,000 from the Senior Games Society, $112,000 from registration fees for 3,500 registrations, $55,000 in cash from each city and $55,000 of in kind donations. “But we are very positive and we see it as a big challenge and an opportune time to bring our three areas together,” said Smythe. [email protected] Not everyone is happy with the Games There is some ill will towards the Games since the West Kootenay area of Creston and the Creston Valley was left out of the hosting process. Area C director Larry Binks wondered why the town of Creston, the valley and that side of the mountain were ignored. “If they come to me asking for money, I give this push back right away. I’m feeling a little out of sorts the way this is looking,” he said. Creston and the valley were not part of the bid package, said Smythe. “But, with regard to economic benefit, I think there will be total economic benefit to all areas of the West Kootenay because people will be traveling through your communities,” he said. “And there is a limit with regard to accommodations so who knows where people will be staying,” added in Metge. RDCK chair Gary Wright said so far the Creston area has not been asked to front any money for the Games.
FAMILY VALUES AT STAKE FOR COLONEL JOANTRUJILLO OFF TO HOT START AT SANTA ANITAGLORY, GLORY, GLORY HALLELUJAH, ET AL Mike Puype2022310%$103,890 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Martin Pedroza4065515%$211,210 Carla Gaines1432021%$175,155 Flavien Prat1931316%$102,260 George Papaprodromou1022220%$72,670 Joseph Talamo5259610%$402,788 J. Eric Kruljac821025%$73,170 Elvis Trujillo4884417%$431,088 Jack Carava921022%$32,580 A. C. Avila720029%$30,210 Rafael Bejarano531310525%$627,396 Mike Smith3565617%$527,891 Corey Nakatani2963421%$293,286 Richard Mandella1022120%$82,370 Michael Pender932033%$100,290 Gary Stevens1854228%$236,130 Mark Casse2143319%$287,150 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Jerry Hollendorfer3485524%$743,042 (Current Through Saturday, Jan. 10) Kent Desormeaux4084620%$461,508 Peter Miller3476421%$464,796 Victor Espinoza3868316%$451,160 ELVIS IS ‘IN THE BUILDING’ AND HAVING SOLID MEETTom Knust has heard the lines about how “Elvis has left the building” umpteen times.The agent who represents jockey Elvis Trujillo is used to it, same as he’s becoming accustomed to the 30-year-old Panamanian making a mark for himself on the highly competitive Southern California circuit, finishing high in the standings at every meet since the two paired up a couple years ago.Trujillo (yes, his mother named him after The King) scored his second stakes win of the 11-day old meet Saturday when he rode Calculator to an impressive victory in the Grade III Sham Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile. This could be his Derby horse.“He’s got a good combination,” Knust said: “A very sound work ethic and talent as a rider. Put those two things together and you’re going to be successful here.“He rides for Jerry Hollendorfer, Peter Miller and Doug O’Neill, but we also win races for smaller stables, like Bobby Wayne Grayson, Jorge Periban and Rafael Becerra. We’re riding for some good people and we’re very happy with where we’re at right now.”Miller echoed Knust’s sentiments after Trujillo rode 3-5 favorite Calculator to his maiden victory in the Sham, overcoming the risk of a wide trip throughout to score by 4 ¼ lengths.The Equibase chart read: “CALCULATOR five wide into the first turn, stalked outside foes on the backstretch, bid three deep leaving the second turn to gain the lead and won clear under urging.”Added Miller, who also saddled Rock Shandy to finish second and St. Joe Bay to finish fourth in the Sham: “I was very concerned with where Calculator was on the first turn, because it looked like five or six of them were sending, and I said, ‘Oh, no. We’re going to be 10-wide.’“But Elvis saw the same thing and he adjusted and brought the horse back into maybe the three or four path. We had a wide trip, but there’s less trouble out wide.”Through Saturday, Trujillo was tied for second in Santa Anita’s standings with eight victories, five behind perennial leader Rafael Bejarano.GLORY A POPULAR NAME IN THOROUGHBRED RACINGGlory, ridden by 2014 Eclipse Award apprentice jockey finalist Drayden Van Dyke and trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, won a six furlong maiden race Saturday by two lengths in her second career start. Rick Porter (Fox Hill Farms), who raced 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, owns Glory, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of premier sire Tapit.“I figured Glory is a name that surely must have been used before, probably many times, in Thoroughbred racing,” said Jon White, who makes Santa Anita’s morning line and provides pre-race television commentary each race for the track’s simulcast network. “So I checked it out at equibase.com and found they have six Thoroughbreds named Glory listed.“In addition to the Glory who won Saturday, Equibase lists a filly named Glory by the sire Knight foaled in 1993. She never raced. There was another filly named Glory by Coastal foaled in 1983. That filly won once, a maiden race at Philadelphia Park in 1986. That’s filly’s sire, Coastal, won the 1979 Belmont Stakes, with Spectacular Bid having to settle for third when he was attempting to sweep the Triple Crown.“Equibase also has Thoroughbreds named Glory foaled in 2004 in Peru, 1986 in France, and 1978 in Argentina.“I also checked brisnet.com. Brisnet has three more Thoroughbreds named Glory foaled in the United States in 1886, 1922 and 1945. The 1945 foal, a filly by the great sire Bull Lea, was bred by famed Calumet Farm.”White said that he then also checked pedigreequery.com and found four more Thoroughbreds named Glory in Great Britain (foaled in 1919, 1941, 1958 and 1982), two more in Australia (1900 and 2005) and one more each in Argentina (1962), Barbados (1957), Brazil (1958), Chile (1939), Cyprus (1997), France (1910), Germany (1986), Ireland (2002), Italy (1985), Japan (1958), Russia (1900) and Yugoslavia (1999).In all, White found 27 Thorougbreds worldwide named Glory through the years. Neil Drysdale1721312%$140,470 Bob Baffert252548%$319,758 Mark Glatt1953326%$162,776 Doug O’Neill332336%$146,930 FINISH LINES: Should Nick Cafarchia win today’s sixth race with Italian Mirage, it would mark his 100th career win as an owner . . . Agent Brad Pegram reports that Mike Smith rides Top Decile for trainer Al Stahl Jr. in the $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes at a mile and 70 yards at the Fair Grounds this Saturday. Top Decile was second by a half-length in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Nov. 1 to Take Charge Brandi, favored to win an Eclipse Award as Outstanding 2-year-old filly of 2014 when honors are announced, also this Saturday . . . Salvador Iniguez has been banned three days (Jan. 15, 16 and 17) for causing interference board Rock N Bunny in Thursday’s sixth race . . . Veteran jockey Agapito Delgadillo, back from a vacation in Mexico, is expected to resume riding at Santa Anita Friday. He will be represented by agent Joe Griffin, who also has Tiago Pereira . . . Fans can “buck up” on bargain day at Santa Anita next Monday, Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It will be another popular Dollar Day. On-track attendees can enjoy draft beers, hot dogs and sodas for a dollar each. Tyler Baze64821113%$440,908 John Sadler262478%$180,668 Eddie Truman320167%$67,080 Drayden Van Dyke534588%$275,296 COLONEL JOAN TRIES DIRT IN GRADE II LA CANADAColonel Joan makes her first stakes start on dirt when she runs in next Saturday’s Grade II La Canada Stakes for 4-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles.Eoin Harty feels she’ll give a good account of herself.“She works well on the main track,” the trainer said. “I see no reason she won’t be able to handle it . . . she’s by Colonel John and he’s a multiple Grade I winner on the dirt.”Six of Colonel Joan’s 11 career starts have come on turf, including a third-place finish at 37-1 in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf in November 2013.Harty trained Colonel John to win the 2008 Santa Anita Derby. Colonel Joan, a bay filly bred in Kentucky by Phil Owens, is owned by Eoin’s wife, Kathy, and Mark DeDomenico.“My mother-in-law’s name is Joan, so instead of Colonel John, we named the filly after her,” Harty said. “She’s thrilled.”No more so than Eoin and Kathy would be should Colonel Joan win the La Canada. Robertino Diodoro1021120%$35,860 Jeff Bonde1020220%$102,540 Philip D’Amato1523213%$99,960 Steven Miyadi923022%$62,280 Hector Palma721029%$37,460 Peter Eurton2152324%$243,880 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won -30-
21 February 2013 South African culinary school The Hurst Campus has become the first from Africa to receive an international endorsement and gain admission as a member of the renowned French Institut Paul Bocuse Worldwide Alliance. It was also granted exclusivity for South Africa as a member of the alliance, the school announced at the beginning of February. The Institut Paul Bocuse Worldwide Alliance is made up of 14 partners in 14 countries and aims to encourage cross-cultural educational experiences and promoting the hospitality and culinary arts sector. It was established in 2004 and provides an annual four-month intensive course for 30 top students from each of the partner institutions to perfect their technical skills. “Our membership of the Institut Paul Bocuse Worldwide Alliance underscores the fact that our training at The Hurst Campus meets the highest global standards, and our students will take with them a qualification that is recognised worldwide,” owner and director Rebecca Hurst said in a statement. The Hurst Campus started life as The Culinary Academy in 1997, when it only offered a food and wine diploma programme. Hurst completed a diploma at the academy and was offered a partnership following her graduation in 1997; she took over in 2002. The Culinary Academy was re-branded as The Hurst Campus at the start of 2013 as part of Hurst’s “Campus Evolution” plans, which also include the extension of the diploma in hospitality management into a three-year full-time course and the move to a privately owned farm in the Cape winelands. “It is a great honour to be accepted as a member of this alliance of world-leading training institutions, and I am thrilled that it opens so many network opportunities and exchange programmes for both faculty members and students, to network globally and improve their skills to internationally accepted standards,” Hurst said. SAinfo reporter
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In this file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert answers a question before an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Gilbert said in a statement Monday, June 19, 2017, that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin’s current contract when it expires June 30. APCLEVELAND — A person familiar with the talks says Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert met with former NBA star Chauncey Billups about a position in Cleveland’s front office.The meeting took place on Tuesday in Detroit, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the negotiations. Gilbert is looking for a general manager after parting ways with David Griffin on Monday as the Cavs regrouped after losing to Golden State in the NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Gilbert has known Billups since his days with the Pistons.A five-time All-Star, Billups does not have any front-office experience, so it’s more likely he could fill an executive role to work alongside a new GM. Billups, who has been working as a TV analyst, is also close with Cavs coach Tyronn Lue.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGriffin guided the Cavs to three straight Finals, but he and Gilbert couldn’t agree on the team’s direction. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments Cavaliers in chaos after GM leaves on eve of pivotal summer Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ
After indie dramas and romantic-comedy entertainers, Oscar winner Brie Larson found it extremely satisfying to take on action scenes as Captain Marvel in the forthcoming eponymous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film.During a recent media interaction at Asia press meet Brie said, ”They were all so fun. Some of my favourite days were doing fight sequences because it was this new skill I was learning.””It’s very satisfying in a way that making art isn’t always that satisfying because it is up to your interpretation constantly. You’re doing this scene with someone, and you’re constantly like ‘should I edge over this way or that way’,” she added.”But with a fight sequence, it’s very clear cut that there’s a right and a wrong way to punch, and that’s it. So then you can go home feeling satisfied because there’s a target and you hit the target,” Larson added further.Dressed in a soft and subtle dress, but sporting a strong demeanour, the Room actress spoke candidly about how in an attempt to embody “female strength”, she underwent nine months of training to test how strong she could get.”For me, it’s all about bringing in all my experiences which allow me to confront myself with all the real things… I went on this path of training every day for nine months to see what makes me strong,” she said.It was life changing for Larson, who has become the first to lead a female superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.advertisement”It changed my mind, it changed the way I view the world, especially martial arts. It is crazy how differently you tend to view the world… It’s weird that once I started doing more judo, I would be like ‘That guy has a jean jacket on, I could totally throw him right now’,” she joked, eliciting laughter from the crowd of journalists.What Larson realised in the course of playing Captain Marvel is that there’s something about pushing yourself beyond a threshold that’s comfortable and then going a bit further than that.”I was lucky to have a good trainer. It was these moments of that breakthrough, of going through beyond what you thought would be possible, what you thought your body isn’t capable of doing,” Captain Marvel actress said.When asked if she was given a chance to feature in Captain Marvel 2, which superhero would she like to pick, Larson said, “My dream would be that Miss Marvel gets to come into play in a sequel.”The film is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, will release in India on March 8.It also stars Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson and Gemma Chan.Watch the trailer:ALSO READ: Captain Marvel team pays tribute to comic legend Stan Lee. See release dateALSO READ: Captain Marvel first look: Brie Larson is the superhero we deserveALSO WATCH| Avengers Infinity War director: I have a strong connection with Captain America
point guard derryck thonton dukeJust one day after he met face-to-face with Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, five-star Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep point guard Derryck Thornton has committed to the Blue Devils, according to ESPN’s Paul Biancardi. Breaking News. PG Derryck Thorton has told ESPN that he has made a verbal commitment to Duke. STORY http://t.co/cdlFzc6kM1— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) April 21, 2015As Biancardi states, Thornton will reclassify to 2015 and enroll at Duke this summer. His decision fills a crucial void for the national champions, who didn’t have a true point guard on their roster following the departures of Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones. The 6-foot-2 Thornton will be expected to run the show for Krzyzewski’s squad, which is still in the running for a handful of 2015 recruits, including five-star wing Brandon Ingram. Despite the losses of Jones, Cook, Justise Winslow and Jahlil Okafor, Duke projects as a borderline top-10 team next season with Thornton, forward Chase Jeter, shooting guard Luke Kennard and Rice transfer Sean Obi joining a nucleus of returnees which includes starting forward Matt Jones, Final Four hero Grayson Allen and veteran big men Marshall Plumlee and Amile Jefferson.
TORONTO – Many Canadians are watching their mailboxes and inboxes for a personal income tax refund, now that the filing deadline has passed. But instead of a welcome influx of cash, receive a dreaded notice that their file is under review or audit.When the Canada Revenue Agency starts looking your way can be anxiety-inducing, but it doesn’t need to be, tax experts say.The best thing to do is respond and co-operate, said Jason Safar, a partner in the tax services practice of PwC.“The worst thing you can do is play the ostrich, put your head in the sand and pretend that nothing is going on,” he said.The federal government in recent years has ramped up its efforts to crack down on tax evasion, particularly by big international companies and wealthy individuals using offshore tax havens. In the 2016 Federal Budget, Ottawa earmarked $444.4 million over five years to help the CRA track down tax cheats, with the aim of raking in an additional $2.6 billion in tax over that period.There has been an increase in audit activity, in all facets, but less so for personal income taxes, said Safar. And the vast majority of Canadians will never face a personal tax audit, he added. However, more Canadians will face the less serious option called a review.“For the ‘lucky’ 0.1 per cent that does, it’s probably that there is something that is very unusual about their filings or history of filings that causes Canada Revenue Agency to want to take a closer look,” Safar said.A review, however, happens fairly often, said H&R Block senior tax professional Valorie Elgar.A CRA review is simply a request for additional information, rather than an audit which involves deeper scrutiny of your tax file.Your income tax file may be selected for review randomly, or for reasons such a discrepancy between the figures you cited and those of a third-party, such as your employer. An unusual change in your activities, such as an increase in medical expenses or child care costs, may also trigger a closer look from the tax collector.Often, once the taxpayer submits the required information to clear up confusion, that’s the end of the process, said Elgar.“Send in the documentation that they request, and then that’s usually it,” she said. “But some people do get worried.”If you do not co-operate, the CRA will likely make adjustments based on the information they have. This could lead to unwanted outcomes, such as a large tax bill plus interest charges, she said.There are several types of review, such as a pre-assessment review program that takes place before a notice of assessment is issued. A processing review happens after the notice of assessment is issued, usually between August and December.Your information could also be reviewed in a matching program after the tax assessment is issued that compares the information in your tax return to a third party, such as a financial institution.Just in case you ever find yourself in the CRA’s crosshairs, it’s important to preempt any headaches by keeping all relevant receipts used to file your tax return on hand for at least six years, said Elgar.Some documents may need to be kept on file even longer, said Safar. For example, documents in connection with a property owned by the taxpayer will need to be kept until the property is sold, in order to quantify the capital gains.If you do find yourself under audit or review by the CRA, it is important to read the letter carefully and make sure to understand what they are asking for, he added. After submitting the requested information, the CRA will commonly send the taxpayer a letter outlining their concerns and reassessment details, and the recipient has 30 days to respond before the new tax assessment is processed, said Safar.If you disagree with their conclusions at this point, let them know before that reassessment is processed, he added.If the dispute is not resolved, there is still recourse. After the reassessment comes you have the option to file a notice of objection, which will go to an appeals officer who is different from the original auditor, said Safar.If you plead your case and it falls on deaf ears, you can take the government to the Tax Court of Canada, he added. The issue can be further escalated to the Federal Court of Appeal, and if need be, you can seek leave to take your battle to the Supreme Court.“You have lots of opportunities to plead your case,” he said.However, that can take a long time and a lot of money. Depending on how much you owe the government, you will have to make a call on whether the effort and expense for this battle is worth it, Safar added.“It depends how much you’re arguing about, and how much of a person of principle you are if the amount is not significant enough to justify the cost.”